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A queue! A real queue for an Apple release!

By johnboy - 1 November 2013 37

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BlameMonkey’s life has been enhanced with the latest fondleslab:

Arrived at 7:45, doors opened at 8, I was in by 8:20 and out now with new ipad.

Goosepig is being a horrible person and making me wait for Christmas for a new iPad Mini.

It’s like being dead.

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37 Responses to
A queue! A real queue for an Apple release!
Deref 12:28 pm 01 Nov 13

ZOMG!!!! IT’S BLUE AND ONE MILLIMETRE BIGGER! I MUST SELL ALL I HAVE AND BUY ONE IMMEDIATELY!

If you ever had any doubt about the insidious power of advertising, look no further.

semaj 12:23 pm 01 Nov 13

Decided to update my somewhat battered and bent iPad2. Walked into the Apple store around 11am, got exactly what I wanted and was out 5 minutes later. Dunno why you’d bother queuing at 8am.

Still wouldn’t mind some of the drugs they give the staff there, no one can work retail and be that happy naturally.

davo101 12:09 pm 01 Nov 13
Solidarity 11:54 am 01 Nov 13

I am confused – Those people seem to all be awake? Unless they’re all just really good at organised sleep walking… hmm.

thebrownstreak69 11:53 am 01 Nov 13

Love it.

Apple have some very smart and effective marketing. And I suspect they don’t give a s*** about a few people bleating from the sidelines.

astrojax 11:49 am 01 Nov 13

i get my apples from choku baijo – mmmmm, and no queues there.

actually, i don’t quite get the bile spat in threads like this – if you’re not into it, so it doesn’t make you want to queue up to be the first to get one, then just shut the funk up. let them be free, they mean you no harm. surely there’s kids on your lawn you could be shouting at?

pptvb 11:22 am 01 Nov 13

Queing for Apple…….Hahahahahaha.
Wake-up.

Solidarity 11:04 am 01 Nov 13

Back in my day you had to go to Fyshwick to get your iThingy!

Also, back in the good old days, there were no queues because nobody used Apple computers so it was quite easy to get your hands on whatever was new at the time!

switch 10:29 am 01 Nov 13

Barcham said :

Also lining up for nerdy things like this tends to be really fun. There’s a bit of a sense of community going, a lot of excitement in the air. I’ve never queued for an Apple product but I always line up for the next big console release.

This is as close to “community” that Generation Xbox gets.

p1 10:24 am 01 Nov 13

My iPad 1 still works fine… Although apple no longer seem to update the OS. What number is the new one up too?

Tooks 10:24 am 01 Nov 13

Barcham said :

Tooks said :

I’ll never understand people who queue to get a new unnecessary gadget. Walk in at 10am and they’d probably be in and out without waiting at all.

They’ll be sold out by 10.

I worked at JB HIFI during an iThingy launch and it was chaos. They flew off shelves. Then there was problems with getting more in, huge demand, distribution issues, trucks not able to make all the stops they needed to.

Anarchy.

Also lining up for nerdy things like this tends to be really fun. There’s a bit of a sense of community going, a lot of excitement in the air. I’ve never queued for an Apple product but I always line up for the next big console release.

Really? Sold out by 10? I stand corrected. I like gadgets as much as anyone (I’m typing this on an ipad). I avoid queues at all costs though. I don’t care how cool the product is!

Barcham 10:19 am 01 Nov 13

Tooks said :

I’ll never understand people who queue to get a new unnecessary gadget. Walk in at 10am and they’d probably be in and out without waiting at all.

They’ll be sold out by 10.

I worked at JB HIFI during an iThingy launch and it was chaos. They flew off shelves. Then there was problems with getting more in, huge demand, distribution issues, trucks not able to make all the stops they needed to.

Anarchy.

Also lining up for nerdy things like this tends to be really fun. There’s a bit of a sense of community going, a lot of excitement in the air. I’ve never queued for an Apple product but I always line up for the next big console release.

dtc 10:12 am 01 Nov 13

DUG said :

Look at all the sheople. Better get one quick! If they run out you’ll have to wait a week for the next model release.

ooh, look. Someone mentioned ‘sheople’, that must be a new word that no one has previously used to describe apple fans…

Tooks 10:04 am 01 Nov 13

I’ll never understand people who queue to get a new unnecessary gadget. Walk in at 10am and they’d probably be in and out without waiting at all.

DUG 9:37 am 01 Nov 13

Look at all the sheople. Better get one quick! If they run out you’ll have to wait a week for the next model release.

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